The Last of Us episode 9 release date and time: How to watch season finale right now on HBO and HBO Max

Pedro Pascal as Joel, with blood on his neck, in The Last of Us episode 9, the season finale.
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This is the end when you watch The Last of Us episode 9 online tonight. The ninth and final episode of this series — which is arguably the midway point of the HBO series overall, if there is no The Last of Us Part III. This season one finale for HBO's best new show is going to probably deliver one of gaming's most iconic moments, or at least that's what we expect.

The Last of Us HBO Max episode 9 release date, time

U.S. date and time: The Last of Us episode 9 airs today (Sunday, March 12th) at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on HBO, the same time it becomes available on HBO Max.
The Last of Us U.K. release date: Monday (March 13th) at 2 a.m. GMT on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
The Last of Us AU release date: Monday (March 13th) at 1 p.m. AEDT on Binge and Foxtel Now.

This is the last new episode of the series before The Last of Us season 2, which is probably a fair bit of time away. And it puts Joel and Ellie in harm's way, as they're attacked by people we can't see in the below trailer, and Joel looks to be on some sort of shooting rampage in a hospital. 

As for what to expect there, gamers may know the one potential Easter egg to look for in The Last of Us finale, but anyone who hasn't played the games may not. All we can say is beware reading anything about The Last of Us Part II, because the spoilers are out there. We've put big spoiler warnings in our related content, as The Last of Us on HBO has followed the show in most of the most important ways.

People who played the games, of course, can put 2 and 2 together on that. But as I detailed in Tom's Guide's The Last of Us episode 8 recap and review, last week put Ellie through the ringer as David and his dreary band of cultists hunter her and Joel down. The two are now seemingly healthy, if not more emotionally damaged than before.

In the above trailer, if you freeze-frame it, you may see Ashley Johnson as Ellie's mom Anna. Johnson voiced Ellie in the original game, so her being Ellie's mother — a character that wasn't in the games — is fittingly poetic. If you don't see her in the trailer, here's the official image that HBO provided to the press:

Ashley Johnson as Ellie's mother Anna in The Last of Us episode 9

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Here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us episode 9, no matter where you are.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in the US

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HBO and HBO Max are the two ways to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in the U.S.. 

The Last of Us episode 9 broadcasts today (Sunday, March 13th) on HBO at 9 p.m. ET. It streams on HBO Max at the same time.

Scroll down for the full schedule.

HBO Max

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How to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in the UK

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The Last of Us episode 9 is going to air on Sky Atlantic (the normal home for HBO and HBO Max Originals in the UK) and NOW in the U.K. So, look for it at 2 a.m. GMT on Monday (March 13th). The episode also re-airs at the more normal time of 9 p.m. GMT.

Visiting the UK and can't find it either? Try one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use the apps you prefer.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in Canada

Crave is the home of The Last of Us in Canada, and episode 9 will air at its normal time, just like it does in the U.S.. So, get ready to watch The Last of Us episode 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday (March 12th) on Crave's HBO channel.

Of course, those on vacation in Canada who stream live with their friends in the U.S. or U.K. will need one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use the service you prefer.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in Australia

Binge is the place you want to go to watch The Last of Us episode 9 online in Australia. So, on Monday (March 13th) look for the new episode at 1 p.m. AEDT.

Binge is free for the first 14 days, and starts at $10 per month for one screen and SD viewing.

The Last of Us episodes schedule

The Last of Us cast

The Last of Us is led by Pedro Pascal as Joel, who is a survivor in the pandemic-ravaged America. Fans of the video game should note that Merle Dandridge voiced the character Marlene in the video games, and that Jeffrey Pierce provided the voice of Tommy in The Last of Us games.

  • Pedro Pascal as Joel
  • Bella Ramsey as Ellie
  • Gabriel Luna as Tommy
  • Anna Torv as Tess
  • Nico Parker as Sarah
  • Nick Offerman as Bill
  • Murray Bartlett as Frank
  • Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
  • Storm Reid as Riley
  • Merle Dandridge as Marlene
  • Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
  • Lamar Johnson as Henry 
  • Keivonn Woodard as Sam
  • Graham Greene as Marlon 
  • Elaine Miles as Florence

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Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.